As part of the RE Ross Trust and State Library of Victoria's Flashpoint series, Bridgette Burton's play Rhonda Is In Therapy will have a rehearsed reading at fortyfivedownstairs directed by Wayne Pearn and featuring Jamie Caldwell, Louise Crawford, Ben Grant and Kelly Nash.
In 2009, Bridgette was the recipient of RE Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Award for Rhonda Is In Therapy.
Rhonda Is In Therapy deals with the overpowering grief of a mother after the death of her child. In order to survive the death of her beloved son, Rhonda Stoldt self-medicates by creating a therapist to talk to; this delusion shapes her daily life with her husband, surviving child and lover. Rhonda’s inability to deal with her loss has so changed her own emotional and intellectual landscape that she cannot determine what is real and what is imagined.
Date: Friday, 3 September 2010
Admission: free entry
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